New York and London came and went with winners, losers, and shows that put us to sleep. While I found some things I loved, there has yet to be a show that has REALLY got me excited. But then came Gucci.
This could be what I’d call a perfect show, not only because the entire collection was stunning, but also because Frida Giannini has managed to reference so many designers (old ones and her contemporaries) yet maintain originality and the Gucci signature. So watch out Valentino, Lanvin, Giambattista Valli, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, and pretty much everyone else, you’ve got some stiff competition. This show was a “Best of Gucci.”
The show featured Halston-esque shapes, signature Gucci horsebit hardware, and their heritage floral print. The opulent embellishment was stunning (that’s an understatement) and the show looked far more haute couture than it did ready to wear (let’s hope the prices aren’t.) Giannini gave a slight nod to Tom Ford, particularly with her Halston shapes, but did it in a way that basically said “You are no longer missed here.” Gucci is clearly doing just fine without him. This is a show worth checking out from start to finish, here is is on Vogue.com.
Everything! Here are six highlights.
All images from Vogue.com.